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Waterman's Surfside Grille

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Northeast Virginia Beach
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415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-428-3644
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true...
Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice view

We had a lovely view on the porch. Late lunch, so not crowded. Orange Crush is good, but I am not sure why the big deal about it. We had hush puppies (get a lot), she crab soup (good, but, rich-share), Crabcakes- decent not a lot of filler, But,don't think it is like a Maryland Crab cake ..it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
pammer22
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naples fl
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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naples fl
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely view on the porch. Late lunch, so not crowded. Orange Crush is good, but I am not sure why the big deal about it. We had hush puppies (get a lot), she crab soup (good, but, rich-share), Crabcakes- decent not a lot of filler, But,don't think it is like a Maryland Crab cake ..it is not.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Top notch seafood, great drinks, excellent and hard working wait staff, what more do you need? This place gets crowded fast, so get there early! Tip: let the valet park your car.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

While vacationing at Virginia Beach, my family wanted to have a nice dinner out somewhere on the water. Relying on reviews from locals and tourists alike, we decided on Waterman's. You cannot make a reservation, and when we arrived at 6:30, we had a 2 hour wait. Let me say, we were a party of 16! Since they will text... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The positives of our dinner experience were the wait staff, the atmosphere (inside and out) though we sat outside and preferred that, and some of the food. I would give 5 stars to the She-crab Soup, Buffalo Tuna, and the Mozarella Sticks kids meal. We also had the hot crab dip which we did not like at all, average or... More 

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Lansdowne, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 10 ordered appetizers and dinner. The wait time was average about 40-45mins for inside seating. Overall the food was good. The service was good although we did have to ask for the bread baskets. We were seated under the cooling unit it was uncomfortably cool.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We listened to advice and arrived before 5:30, and were seated right away. They do have valet parking. My daughter and I had crab cakes and they were delicious - hardly any filler. My wife had the water man's salad with shrimp.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

WOW. This is a great place to just grab a drink, or sit down and have a intimate dinner.Their patio is a much requested seat due to it looks right to the beach.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The service is very good. The quality of the fish is excellent. The quantity is fair for most dishes, as well. We LOVED the hushpuppies - whatever you do, don't skip them. The bisque is also out of this world. Far superior to the other restaurants along the board walk.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great location right on the boardwalk, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Valet parking helps too. The best part is the food however as everything I tasted was great. (Lobster tail, Tuna, and a shrimp dish I tasted.) Seating was very fast (we came later at night when it was less busy) and service was very good as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to VA Beach for over 20 years and this is by far our favorite restaurant. We usually stay at a hotel or condo at the south end and we can walk to Waterman's. Since we prefer to eat early, we rarely wait more than 10 minutes for a table. The food is always great no matter what... More 

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Additional Information about Waterman's Surfside Grille

Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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